What to Expect at MWC 2014

MWC 2014

It’s that time of the year again, when the world’s media flock to Barcelona to take a look at all the latest mobile phone tech and have a chance to get some much needed hands-on time with all of the latest devices.

But what can we expect from this year’s Mobile World Congress? Let us guide you through the five things to expect:

Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 isn’t going to be released at an MWC event, but it is set to be revealed in a private event on Monday 24th February in Barcelona, something that comes as no surprise to us whatsoever.

Samsung always likes to steal someone’s thunder, and it would definitely be the ideal time to do it, with all of the world’s media in the city of Barcelona ready to hit their keyboards with the latest smartphone news.

Samsung has always done things its own way, and this would be no different, pretty much overshadowing the entire MWC event and getting all the publicity it can at the same time.

What will be in the new handset is always a mystery until the genuine launch, but we’ve all given it a shot- check out our Samsung Galaxy S5 rumours article.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Windows Phone 8.1

Something which Windows Phone users have been waiting for under bated breath, the latest Windows Update is set to tackle a majority of the issues users have faced since the original release.

This will be the first chance we will get to take a look at the updated notifications, which are set to have their own area now, similar to the notification centre Apple created for the iPhone.

The update also adds a new personal assistant which gamers will instantly recognise as Cortana off the blockbuster video game series, Halo.

Other additions include; increased multitasking capabilities and general bug fixes for a series of devices ranging from the high-end handsets, down to the low-end budget smartphones we’ve seen featuring Windows 8.

Windows Phone 8.1

Another Sony Flagship?

Surely not! Apparently we will be seeing the Sony Xperia Z2 make its appearance in Barcelona this February.

Having announced the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact at the CES in Las Vegas to begin the year, we expected the Japanese company to play it cool over February, but that isn’t how Sony rolls.

The Z2 is set to sport the water proof capabilities that most of its predecessors feature whilst blowing other handsets completely out of the water (excuse the pun) with its high-end specifications.

It was definitely something we didn’t expect to hear heading into February, but we’ll be thrilled to see Sony’s latest instalment when we get to Barcelona.

A New LG Handset

LG has been distancing itself from the Optimus range for a while now, and it looks like they could continue that trend in Barcelona with the release of the LG G Pro 2.

This phablet is set to be revealing itself on an official level during the event, making an appearance on the LG stall, giving all of us going a chance to play around with it and have a look at its strong looking specs.

The handset is also set to feature a fingerprint scanner similar to what we’ve seen on the iPhone 5s, something we’re really looking forward to seeing on other handsets.

LG G Pro 2

Nokia on Android

Could this really be happening? Possibly so if a mountain of rumours are to be believed.

Nokia has always mentioned working on Android, and this could well be its final chance to do so with the takeover by Microsoft in full swing.

The ‘Normandy’ is what we know it as at the moment, but we be given a full name, specs list and even a release date if we’re lucky.

But with Microsoft at the helm, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the Finnish company keeping it on the quiet side, something none of us will like to see.

A little something from Huawei?

This leaked image has appeared on Huawei's Twitter page. Could we be set to see something exciting?!

Either way, we will be in Barcelona at the end of February keeping you up to date on all the latest happenings, so keep tuned in.

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Written by Luke Hatfield

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